Installation guideline to make Code Coverage report with Yii

After find some way to test Controller, this may be guideline for one who want to test their Yii application and want to see Code Coverage information.

Know before

  • Sorry for my bad English

  • if you want to make code coverage report in your unit test, it is not a guideline for that, you can edit in phpunit.xml to generate the report

[color="#0000FF"]In general, you may follow below instructions[/color]

My Developer Tools/Environment

  • Yii Framework 1.1.4

  • Netbeans IDE 6.9.1 with Selenium Plugin

  • Apache 2

  • PHP 5.3

For me, I use virtual host with Apache2, I have edit some code to make it available for all my virtual hosts.

[color="#0000FF"]Now, Let’s start[/color]

File: %[color="#FF0000"]PEARDIRECTORY[/color]%/PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase/prepend.php



File: %[color="#FF0000"]PEARDIRECTORY[/color]%/PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase/phpunit_coverage.php



Now, edit PHP.ini in the following line

; Automatically add files before PHP document.

auto_prepend_file = "D:\Service\var\scripts\PHPUnit\Extensions\SeleniumTestCase\prepend.php"

; Automatically add files after PHP document.

auto_append_file = "D:\Service\var\scripts\PHPUnit\Extensions\SeleniumTestCase\append.php"

Make that directory can access in Apache2

File: httpd.conf (Apache Config)

<Directory "D:/Service/var/scripts">

  Options FollowSymLinks Indexes

  Allow from all

  Order allow,deny

  AllowOverride All


[color="#0000FF"]Make it available for all virtual hosts.[/color]

Enable your mod_alias in httpd.conf

# LoadModule alias_module modules/

LoadModule alias_module modules/

and add more line in httpd.conf

<IfModule alias_module>

#  ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "E:/Service/Process/Apache2.2/cgi-bin/"

	Alias /selenium-phpunit/ "D:/Service/var/scripts/PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase/"


@@IMPORTANT STEP@@ - Restart your apache service

next, edit /%YiiFramework%/protected/test/WebTestCase.php

// Add this to class

protected $coverageScriptUrl = 'http://your.localhost./selenium-phpunit/phpunit_coverage.php';

Make sure that you config PHPUnit to generate code coverage report in /%YiiFramework%/protected/test/phpunit.xml

below is my example code


<log type="coverage-html" target="%YiiFramework%\protected\tests\coverage" charset="UTF-8"

                yui="true" highlight="true" lowUpperBound="35" highLowerBound="70" />



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Thanks for the explanation. I followed your instructions, but I’m not able to get ride of the following error message.

PHP Catchable fatal error:  Argument 1 passed to PHPUnit_Extensions_SeleniumTestCase::matchLocalAndRemotePaths() 

must be an array, boolean given, called in /usr/share/php/PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase.php on line 931 

and defined in /usr/share/php/PHPUnit/Extensions/SeleniumTestCase.php on line 944

I can’t find any info about it googling around. Do you have any idea what might cause this?

Ok, I figured it out.

The main problem was the read permission of the webserver for phpunit_coverage.php

Secondly, the phpunit-selenium files are changed between phpunit version 3.4.15 and 3.5.0. E.g. FilterIterator.php is depreciated. The solution is to download the newest phpunit-selenium files from